Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Informatics-driven design of Resilient and depolymerizable polymers

We seek to understand and identify fundamental mechanisms that control chemical and photo-thermo-mechanical (in)stability of polymers, and to utilize this understanding to achieve the twin goals of resilience and recyclability/reprocessability. Data from depolymerization experiments will continuously feed into machine learning engines that will make recommendations for the next experiments (e.g., via "active" learning and "inverse" design schemes).


People
Rampi Ramprasad (PI), Blair Brettmann, M.G. Finn, Will Gutekunst, H. Jerry Qi, Le Song
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Tracking, diagnosing and impeding dielectric breakdown in polymers

The primary objective of this integrated research program is to understand how insulators behave when exposed to high electric fields, and to design materials that are tolerant to enormous electric fields for application in high voltage, high energy density capacitor technologies. We seek to achieve this objective through state-of-the-art “scale-bridging” computations, synthesis, processing, and electrical characterization, and through the creation of a relational database.


People
Rampi Ramprasad (PI)
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Georgia Institute of Technology
Yang Cao
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University of Connecticut
Gregory Sotzing
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University of Connecticut
Mukerrem Cakmak
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Purdue University
Priya Vashishta
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University of Southern California
Mike Fayer
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Stanford University


Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR)